House passes defense bill with Arsenal provisions

This article originally appeared in the Quad-City Times. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a large defense policy bill Friday that includes some provisions for the Rock Island Arsenal. House approval came on a 375-34 vote. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 authorizes $618 billion in programs. The Senate is expected to vote on […]

Bustos, Duckworth and Loebsack Applaud Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

Lawmakers Worked Together to Include Bipartisan Provisions to Strengthen the Rock Island Arsenal WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Senator-Elect Tammy Duckworth and Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02) voted in favor and applauded the passage of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This was the final House passage of the bill, which […]

DEADLINE FRIDAY: Bustos Accepting Applications for Service Academy Nominations

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) is continuing to accept applications from high school students from across Illinois’ 17th District for nominations to the United States armed services academies for the class entering in the fall of 2017. The final application deadline is on Friday, November 18th. “Our military academies provide our nation’s young people with […]

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos statement on the death of Army Sgt. Douglas J. Riney

FAIRVIEW, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos issued the following statement after the Department of Defense confirmed the death of Army Sergeant Douglas J. Riney in Afghanistan. “I am deeply saddened by the loss of Sgt. Douglas Riney, who served our nation with honor and distinction. Like so many who grew up in Fairview, Sgt. […]